Polly Letofsky spent five years walking around the world, and six years writing the book about it. But it was worth it, her long awaited first book, 3mph: The Adventures of One Woman's Walk Around the World has won top honors at the 2011 Colorado EVVY Awards for Best Memoir, Best Travel Memoir at the 2011 IPPY Awards and won Best Memoir at the 2011 Writer's Digest Annual Book Awards.
"Polly's GlobalWalk -- The Documentary" has been produced by Newcastle Productions, currently showing on PBS channels across the United States (and available on Amazon).
She currently lives in Denver where she works as a professional keynote speaker and is President of the Colorado Business Women's Network. She bikes, loves animals, and still walks, but usually just to the Whole Foods.
Polly has made a unique offer to readers of 3mph. She's had so much fun visiting book clubs that she wanted to officially extend the offer. If your book club reads 3mph she would be honored to visit your book club as well! She can visit by Skype, or if you're in the Denver metro area the club usually has a pot luck of the foods represented in her book. (She tended to talk about food a lot...), and sure, maybe some of the wines of the various countries as well. Please feel free too email Polly directly if your club would like to visit. (No, there's no charge -- just feed her.) firstname.lastname@example.org
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VideosPolly Letofsky's 3mph story
When 9/11 struck half way through her walk around the world, Polly Letofsky started navigating a very different world. Her walk became much more than a fundraising event for breast cancer, it became a journey personifying the spirit of commitment and perseverance that will compel us all to conquer life’s biggest challenges -- one step at a time.3mph shakes the bed
A reader tells us about her experience reading 3mph.Polly dodges a flying cow in India
Polly reads an excerpt from one of her chapters walking across India.Testimonial for 3mph
A testimonial for 3mph
3mph: The Adventures of One Woman's Walk Around the World
Polly Letofsky left her Colorado home and headed west across 4 continents, by foot, to become the first woman to walk around the world. As an awareness campaign for breast cancer, strangers welcomed her into their homes and the world embraced her. But when 9/11 flung us all into world history she found herself navigating a vastly changing world.
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